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Mediclinic invests in environmentally friendly energy

Mediclinic Southern Africa continues to invest in solar energy as part of their focus on reducing their carbon footprint.

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World-leading pelvic floor centre reduces the need for repeat surgeries

One in 11 women will need surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or a leaking bladder by age 85 and 30% will need a second operation within two years. Using a comprehensive approach from medical doctors, physiotherapists and dietitians, the Cura Pelvi unit in Mediclinic Midstream has decreased recurrent surgery to only 5%.

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First Malignant Hyperthermia Laboratory in Africa Opens at Mediclinic Midstream

The MH laboratory identifies patients and families at risk for this life-threatening autosomal inherited abnormality.

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Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg Surgeons Perform Unique Excision of a Nasal Tumour

For two years, Peter Edmonds, a 62-year-old owner of a farm maintenance business outside of Pietermaritzburg, suffered from a blocked nose. He endured constant headaches and often felt listless after not getting enough sleep at night.

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Balloon Dilation: a Minimally-Invasive Alternative to Grommets

The benefit of Balloon Dilation Eustachian Tuboplasty (BET) is that the eardrum is not damaged and that repeat procedures may not always be necessary unlike grommet insertion. It affords the child, and adult, the potential to equalise and avoid long term middle ear disease. But are there risks to this relatively new procedure?

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New Centre at Mediclinic Hermanus Offers Hope to Patients with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain management requires knowledge about the type of pain and its origin, and how each patient may respond to treatment. Orthopaedic surgeon and pain interventionist Dr Pierre de Villiers talks to us about diagnosing and managing chronic pain.

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Mediclinic Hosts Renowned Expert on Anatomical Enucleation of the Prostate

On Monday 27 November 2017, urologists gathered at Mediclinic Durbanville for a workshop on using the latest laser surgical techniques for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Internationally renowned Prof Thomas Herrmann joined Dr Gawie Bruwer, a urologist practising at Mediclinic Durbanville and well recognised for his cutting-edge treatment approach, for a live demonstration on using the Revolix laser for anatomical enucleation of the prostate.

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Early Identification and Treatment of Strokes Save Lives

Together, ER24 and Mediclinic provide fast and effective care for stroke patients at a time when doing the right thing at the right time can make all the difference.

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Mediclinic Thabazimbi Delivers Cutting-Edge Healthcare to Rural Limpopo

From 15 December 2017, the farming and mining communities of rural Limpopo will enjoy access to world-class healthcare, in the form of all-new premises for Mediclinic Thabazimbi.

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Building Baragwanath for the Children

In May 2015, the Infrastructure team from Mediclinic Southern Africa was approached by Professor Jerome Loveland, a Paediatric Surgeon working between Mediclinic Sandton and the Department of Paediatric Surgery at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand. His request was a simple one – could the team assist with the technical aspects of designing and building a new Paediatric Surgical Out-Patient clinic at Baragwanath Hospital.

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